Published January 12, 2020 13 Comments
January 12, 2020 at 4:48 am
i know that feeling to well; when you brain itself in an endless mess of never-ending talking to the point where you can’t make out its voice from any other voice around you…. it’s truly weird to have a self generating sound pollution..
Eric Brennan says
January 12, 2020 at 5:03 am
when the ambient volume is as loud as the person trying to speak, you can’t hear them. even the echoes throw off my ability to hear conversations
Pax Asteriae says
January 12, 2020 at 5:20 am
In cafes I have to keep asking my friends to repeat themselves. After the third time I feel like I look a complete moron so I just smile and nod instead. It’s so frustrating, worse knowing I can’t do anything about it.
Kacey Rhiannon Harrell says
January 12, 2020 at 7:24 am
While not as bad as this example.. and never was determined on any autistic level.. it does affect… and by the end of a day one can end up so mentally drained. Sometimes that’s also a thing with my overanalyzing that I do.. it’s not always _my_ conversation that’s picked up and borrowing CPU cycles… :/
Alana Farley says
January 12, 2020 at 7:36 am
Sensory overload isn’t just an issue for people with autism…
lots of other conditions have it as a side effect so don’t worry to much about it, your not alone.
I get it all the dang time lol 😂 I’ve got old school dyslexia (as in I was diagnosed before dispraxia and such where separated from dyslexia so I got all this sensory shit going on that people who get diagnosed now don’t have… I really should update my diognosis but ain’t nobody got time for that)
David Blair says
January 12, 2020 at 8:04 am
Oh look, it’s me at a party. Goddamn it Clay, are you following me?
Ryan D says
January 13, 2020 at 3:57 am
I always appreciated the thoroughness and accuracy you’ve shown in depicting various mental illnesses aside from depression. It seems like a lot of people hear about the social difficulties associated with autism and think it’s just shyness or obliviousness, but a lot of it comes down to sensory issues and other things that most people don’t understand or think about. I work as a receptionist and I can barely hear my headset if there are people talking 20′ away from me in the lobby.
Opus the Poet says
January 13, 2020 at 11:16 am
I have this problem too since my wreck.I have severe tinnitus that makes deciphering speach nearly impossible when multiple conversations are going on, but I can if I can concentrate enough on the important conversation. The problem is identifying the important conversation before I have to respond.
An autistic Woman says
January 13, 2020 at 12:51 pm
As an autistic woman, I thank you for fixing the last panel, and I thank you for including the autism community into your comics.
January 13, 2020 at 11:42 pm
,y ;ife in a nutshell. I can’t go anywhere because of background music and screaming children. The world is a very selfish place in regards to noise. The condition is called hyperacusis for anybody curious, and you can’t escape from it, not even in your own home.
January 13, 2020 at 11:54 pm
If it’s any comfort, the vast majority of such conversations are extremely dull anyway. Maybe Douglas Adams was right — people engage in small talk because if they stop exercising their lips their brains start working.
January 19, 2020 at 8:48 pm
I don’t think I have autism, but I do have bipolar. I am also severely hard of hearing and wear hearing aids. My life is like what’s depicted here because of my hearing. I always seem to be a few seconds behind the conversation, always trying to catch up. Multiple voices and conversations are overwhelming and at the end of the day my brain is exhausted from trying to process everything. It’s interesting to me how totally different conditions can seem superficially similar. Also, I have vitiligo and I think your protagonist is beautiful.
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